Crimson staff writer
Thomas W. Franck
The Building Where It Happens
The Murr Center is home to several Harvard athletic facilities, including tennis and squash courts.
Last Time, It Hurt
The last time the Crimson appeared in the NCAA Tournament, an impressive run ended in heartbreak. Then-sophomore Ryan Donato (right) and Sean Malone ’17 (left), a senior at the time, were speechless after falling to Minnesota Duluth in 2017’s Frozen Four.
What's Good for the Goose
Co-captain Lewis Zerter-Gossage won the Beanpot with the Crimson as a sophomore.
St. Lawrence net-minder Arthur Brey played only 4:22 of Saturday's game, swapping out after he conceded three goals on four shots.
Like Father, Like Son
One of Ryan Donato's most compelling storylines throughout his Harvard career, and especially in his final season for the Crimson, was his relationship with his coach and father, Ted. In 2017, the duo was able to celebrate a Beanpot title.
The Donato men enjoyed last season's Beanpot title as both a father-son duo and a player-coach pair. The tournament victory is surely among Ryan's greatest hockey moments shared with dad.
Boston Boy With Boston's Trophy
Last season's Beanpot victory gave Donato a taste of winning big events. He and the Crimson rode this feeling all the way to the Frozen Four last season, and Ryan will surely take those experiences with him to South Korea.
He'll Be Back
Ryan Donato walks down the tunnels of the United Center in Chicago after the 2-1 loss to Minnesota-Duluth in the Frozen Four. A sophomore at the time, Donato used the defeat as motivation to improve over the summer and come out of the gates strong in 2017-2018.
Father and Son, Heartbroken
After bowing out of the NCAA Tournament in April's Frozen Four, coach Donato leaves the ice and lets his son Ryan have a moment with the outgoing seniors.
Defend the 'Pot
Coach Donato, pictured here with last year's Beanpot trophy, hopes his Harvard team can retain Boston bragging rights by defending the crown in 2018.